Diario Extra – CeNAT-Conare 2022 scholarship program opens call

The National Center for High Technology (CeNAT), a program of the National Council of Rectors (CONARE), opened the contest to opt for a scholarship for undergraduate or postgraduate students from state universities, to develop research work or their final project of graduation in the corresponding modality (thesis, graduation project, others), duly registered in the respective academic units, in the areas of:

  1. Advanced Computing and Information Technologies,
  2. Nanotechnology
  3. Biotechnological Innovations
  4. Earth Observation, Geomatics
  5. Variability and Climate Change, Agromatics, Food Security.

The reception of proposals will be open until February 06, 2022. The information on the contest, such as topics of primary interest of each laboratory, costs, regulations and calendar, can be found at the following link www.cenat.ac.cr/ scholarships

Those selected will receive ¢3 million distributed over 10 months, during which the student must complete their final undergraduate or postgraduate graduation project, or officially enrolled research at one of those universities.

The assigned amount covers: an economic stipend to stimulate the realization of the project (assistant hours); per diem (transport, food); cost of reagents and other laboratory materials of the investigation, printing, binding and publication expenses corresponding to the project; use and maintenance of equipment and specialized services in laboratories.

“In addition to financial support, scholarship holders receive other benefits such as the opportunity to work in high-tech laboratories alongside experts from different universities and specialties,” explained Allan Campos Gallo, CeNAT representative before the CeNAT-CONARE Scholarship Fund.

Projects or research must be related to CeNAT’s work areas: biotechnology, nanotechnology, new materials, advanced computing, environmental management (climate change, food security) and geomatics and Earth observations.

In this way, the favored students will be able to execute their proposals in any of the CeNAT laboratories and programs: National Nanotechnology Laboratory (LANOTEC), the CENIBiot Laboratory, the PRIAS Laboratory, the National Advanced Computing Collaboratory (CNCA), the Climate Observatory and Agromatics.

The registered projects will be evaluated by the directors of the laboratories and by the CeNAT-CONARE Scholarship Subcommittee, made up of the General Director of CeNAT and representatives of each of the five state universities, appointed by the respective Research Vice Presidents.

To register you must enter the following link and complete all the requested documents. For inquiries and more information you can write to [email protected].

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